Into the Woods at Durlston Country Park 25 July-7 August. In this exhibition 8 artists respond to the forms and atmosphere of woodland. Working in sculpture, painting, drawing, photography and animation, they celebrate the magical properties of the woods and their importance within an environmental context. The exhibiting artists are Tim Edgar, Jay Goulding, Jim Hunter, Tony Kerins, Debbie Lee, Shannon Ribbons, Katy Shepherd and Julie Winsor.
As a child I was unaware of the unseen dangers of playing in the woods, but as a woman entering the woods alone to sketch I feel vulnerable to the unseen and uncanny nature of the woods. I have looked at fairytales for inspiration in particular Hansel and Gretel and Babes in the Wood to help me to convey this feeling of uneasiness. Image: Into the Woods triptych oil on canvas 76x202cm.